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Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation

techcrunch.com — Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield, today confirmed that it has closed a $120 million round of funding, co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Ventures with the participation of past investors including A16Z, Accel Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership. We first reported on this fundraise last week.
Oct 31, 2014

Now can we just get threaded comments? RT @TechCrunch: Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures & KPCB tcrn.ch/1u06Arj

Oct 31, 2014

Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation tcrn.ch/1u06Arj tip @Techmeme (phew)

This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid

techcrunch.com — A Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later.

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

techcrunch.com — When Facebook scooped up mobile data analytics powerhouse Onavo last year, it was only a matter of time before someone rebuilt its service. And that seems to be just what the now-leading mobile app analytics firm App Annie has done.
Oct 31, 2014

Why is App Annie now building consumer apps? MORE DATA ift.tt/1G2DVWy

Oct 31, 2014

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense: ift.tt/1G2DVWy

Oct 31, 2014

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense tcrn.ch/10ahtcQ tip @Techmeme

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed

techcrunch.com — This morning, Virgin Galactic tweeted that their SpaceShipTwo spaceplane had experienced an "in-flight anomaly" We have now confirmed that SpaceShipTwo has crashed during a test flight due to currently unknown causes. A press conference is planned with more details at 2 pm pacific. WhiteKnightTwo, the craft that carries SpaceShipTwo to altitude before detaching, landed safely.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed tcrn.ch/10aBz6Q by @grg

Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” Nov 6

techcrunch.com — Most people have a burning question to ask about Facebook, whether they're one of its 1.35 billion users or not. So taking a cue from Reddit's Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the transparency and will play customer support himself on November 6th when he does Facebook's first "Community Q&A".
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Anything you want to ask Mark Zuckerberg? He's upping the transparency on Nov 6 with Facebook's first "Community Q&A" http:…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Anything you want to ask Mark Zuckerberg? He's upping the transparency on Nov 6 with Facebook's first "Community Q&A" http:…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MeaganNRhodes: Mark Zuckerberg to Hold 1st Public “Community Q&A” on #Facebook Nov 6. Accepting questions now techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… ht…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Mark Zuckerberg to host first public "Community Q&A" on Facebook Nov 6, taking questions now techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… http://t.…

Oct 30, 2014

Zuck is doing a public Q&A techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… My Q: Has there been a reduction in young US teen engagement with Fb over the last year?

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Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature

techcrunch.com — Evernote has rolled out a new "Work Chat" feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email.
Oct 31, 2014

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature: ift.tt/1q9u2w1

Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

techcrunch.com — Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company.. According to the Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with "technology-hardware" products. Google confirmed the departure to the WSJ: "I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next," Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company tcrn.ch/1xGsWMo

Oct 31, 2014

RT @monkbent: As I assumed, Andy Rubin's "moonshot" was more of a time-delayed rocket out of Google. techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/and…

Oct 31, 2014

Woah, Andy Rubin -- the man who founded Android -- is leaving Google tcrn.ch/105E0Ia

Oct 30, 2014

Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator tcrn.ch/105E0Ia via @techcrunch

Mad Genius Radio Feels Like A Smarter Version Of Old-School Radio

techcrunch.com — Mad Genius Radio is taking a somewhat old-school approach to streaming music. In a world where most radio services use correlation algorithms to figure out what you want to hear, based on beats per minute and cadence and genre, without really thinking about the right rotation of new and old music.
Oct 31, 2014

Mad Genius Radio Feels Like A Smarter Version Of Old-School Radio tcrn.ch/1yMD3jT via @techcrunch

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature To Web And Mobile

techcrunch.com — Evernote has rolled out a new "Work Chat" feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @pkedrosky: Zawinski 2014: All apps expand until they can do group messaging techcrunch.com/2014/10/31/eve…

Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

techcrunch.com — A blockchain tinkerer named Chris Ellis has created a system to build an actual digital passport that, through use of the Bitcoin blockchain and some encryption, will allow you to identify yourself online and off. Called World Citizenship, the project just launched on Github and shows some definite promise.

New Outlook For Mac Now Available, Rest Of Office For Mac Updates Coming In 2015

techcrunch.com — We've seen leaks of a new Office for Mac 2015 suite circulate, but the new version of Outlook for Mac is already here, at least for Office 365 subscribers. The overhauled email client includes a new look and feel, as well as search that extends to archived mail (whether stored online or on corporate servers), better all around performance, push email support and more.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: New Outlook For Mac Now Available, Rest Of Office For Mac Updates Coming In 2015 tcrn.ch/1wNzwBJ by @drizzled

Jony Ive Is So Focused On Design He Doesn’t Know Apple’s Key Financial Numbers

techcrunch.com — Apple design lead Jony Ive spoke to an audience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art last night, the Wall Street Journal reports, addressing the difficulties in designing an Apple smartwatch.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Jony Ive Is So Focused On Design He Doesn't Know Apple's Key Financial Numbers tcrn.ch/1wQeJzN by @drizzled

Car Rental Startup Zoomcar Raises $7 Million To Democratize Transportation In India

techcrunch.com — Following on from Socar, Korea's answer to Zipcar, which raised $18 million earlier this month, another car rental startup in Asia is in the money today. India-based Zoomcar has added $8 million to its coffers with a funding round led by Sequoia Capital. The 18-month-old Bangalore-based company isn't your average Indian startup.
Oct 31, 2014

Good advert for US entrepreneurs to go overseas >> Zoomcar Raises $7 Million To Democratize Transportation In India tcrn.ch/1tZUONG

Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

techcrunch.com — The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8's support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that "widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @panzer: PCalc's calculator widget can stay in the App Store, right decision Apple. tcrn.ch/1vkQiF2

Oct 30, 2014

PCalc's calculator widget can stay in the App Store, right decision Apple. tcrn.ch/1vkQiF2

Oct 30, 2014

RT @drbarnard: “The PCalc app and widget will remain in the App Store, and all calculator-type widgets will be allowed as well...” techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/app…

Oct 30, 2014

Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store: ift.tt/1tUsZ9s

Samsung announces the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its “slimmest smartphones to date”

techcrunch.com — Samsung vowed to introduce more desirable phones when it revealed its disappointing Q3 2014 earnings yesterday, and it has wasted no time doing so after announcing the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 - two metallic devices that it calls its "slimmest smartphones to date."
Oct 31, 2014

But will it bend? RT @TechCrunch: Samsung announces the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its “slimmest smartphones to date” bit.ly/1rYzkuS

The Best Quotes Of TechCrunch Disrupt EU: London 2014

techcrunch.com — At Disrupt Europe: London 2014, a handful of speakers took the stage to discuss the tech landscape in Europe during these panel discussions and fireside..

Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy

techcrunch.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Businessweek with an essay he penned himself acknowledging that he is gay, saying that despite valuing personal privacy, he has decided to openly state his sexual preference in order to hopefully help others who might be struggling with their own identity, or with discrimination based on their sexual orientation.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @AlexandreSieira: "Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy | TechCrunch" buff.ly/1tnClbc

Oct 30, 2014

Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Privacy tcrn.ch/1zig03z via @techcrunch

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

techcrunch.com — Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it's sitting in your pocket, with no need to plug it in?
Oct 30, 2014

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality tcrn.ch/1zNAgeJ

Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister

techcrunch.com — First there was Ethan, an app some kid in New York made up that let anyone message him. Then came Ethanifier, an app that let anyone make an app that was just like Ethan. Now there's Samantha, an app for Ethan's sister. All you can do with any of these is just message this one person.
Oct 30, 2014

Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister tcrn.ch/1wKoqfH via @techcrunch